The motorcycle ABS debate continues... For a summary of two key studies on the topic have a gander at this page: http://thesafetyrecord.safetyresearch.net/2010/11/18/anti-lock-brake-system-debate/ IIHS study authored by Teoh, argues that there's a 37% reduction in fatalities with bikes using ABS. It and studies like it are used to tout the fatality reduction benefits of ABS. These studies are almost universally flawed and confounded. The NHTSA however, using a case controlled methodology instead found a statistically insignificant difference between fatal crashes of ABS and non ABS'd bikes. I can't seem to find the original NHTSA study, but I've found a short summary presented at a recent ENECE conference. http://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/trans/doc/2012/wp29grrf/GRRF-72-25e.pdf The conclusion of the case controlled study says: To be fair, there was a slight favouring of the ABS'd bikes - but not a statistically significant difference. Also, based on what little info there is, the NHTSA's study isn't without it's flaws, one of them being identical to the IIHS study where no fault has been attributed - only the fatal stats were analysed... but I have to say that the conclusion echoes one of my central contentions, ABS isn't a panacea. Get it for the right reasons. Get it with your eyes open. On a decent bike it's a $1000 option. A $1000 buys a lot of training that could inherently reduce your risk factors more than ABS. Think about it.